South West Ranches

Southwest Ranches, Florida
Town of Southwest Ranches
Motto(s): "Preserving Our Rural Lifestyle"[1][2] (official) and "The pavement stops here!"[3]
Location of Southwest Ranches within Broward County
Location of Southwest Ranches within Broward County
Coordinates: 26°3′31″N 80°20′14″WCoordinates26°3′31″N 80°20′14″W
Country  United States of America
State  Florida
County Logo of Broward County, Florida.svg Broward
Incorporated June 6, 2000[4]
 • Type Commission-Manager
 • Mayor Doug McKay[5]
 • Vice Mayor Freddy Fisikelli[6]
 • Commissioners Steve Breitkreuz, Gary Jablonski, Denise Schroeder[7]
 • Total 13.15 sq mi (34.07 km2)
 • Land 13.14 sq mi (34.02 km2)
 • Water 0.02 sq mi (0.05 km2)
Elevation[9] 9 ft (2 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 7,345
 • Estimate (2016)[10] 7,898
 • Density 601.25/sq mi (232.15/km2)
Time zone EST (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 33029, 33330-33332[11]
Area code(s) 754954
FIPS code 12-68135

Southwest Ranches is a town in Broward County, Florida, United States. It is located on the eastern edge of the Everglades, 15 miles (24 km) southwest of Fort Lauderdale. It became the county's 30th incorporated place in 2000 to avoid annexation into Pembroke Pines and to preserve its semi-rural lifestyle. Because the area has many horse ranches and is located in the southwestern part of Broward County, residents chose "Southwest Ranches" over other potential town names.

The population at the 2010 census was 7,345. The town includes the 2000 census-designated places of Country EstatesGreen MeadowRolling Oaks, and Sunshine Ranches (as well as sub-neighborhoods Landmark Ranch Estates and Sterling Ranch Estates), all of which are now Southwest Ranches neighborhoods. To support its rural-equestrian lifestyle, the town has developed many equestrian trails.

About the Neighborhood

Neighbors are friendly
Car is needed
Lots of wildlife
It's quiet
Walking / Hiking trails
Miami listings last updated Apr 18, 2021 2:29:pm.